Kinabalu Mountain Lodge

Address: 1 km before Kinabalu Park (from KK direction), Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia | Lodge
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This lodge is located on 1 km before Kinabalu Park (from KK direction), Kota Kinabalu.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsKinabalu Mountain Lodge Kota Kinabalu

    Reviewed by vikkiandchris

    Beautiful surroundings

    Reviewed Jan 2, 2015
    by (39 reviews) Knaresborough, England, United Kingdom , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    This lodge is set in the most beautiful surroundings- high on the hillside and above the clouds! It's a bit of a mission to get to from where the bus drops you off on the main road. Only 1-2km but some very steep hills with ground left very slippy by the heavy rain. The lodge itself is very simple but nice enough with 6 bed dorms downstairs under the main building. There is a balcony you can sit on and take in the amazing scenery. It got very cold though and would've benefited from a fire or at least some heaters. Make sure you take warm clothes with you! The staff were great. There's no WiFi or internet to use at the lodge which we hadn't realised. The girls working at the lodge rang the bus company for us to check bus times and also rang our next hostel to check availability. This was very much appreciated!

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    Reviewed by impressionsbykk

    Mountain stay outside the National Park

    Reviewed Mar 7, 2014
    by (5 reviews) Cairns , Australia Flag of Australia

    Outside the park so cheaper accommodation option (RM30pp dorm room), in a beautiful mountain setting. But if you have luggage and decide to walk, instead of taking a taxi from the National Park, just be aware it's about 2km walk and there's a few uphil bits! Great location though - where the turnoff is to the Lodge from the main road, there are stalls selling vegetables and fruit. You can use the kitchen at the lodge to make your own food. The lodge has a very homely feel with lounge chairs, tv, verandah to take in the views and very helpful staff. Also, by the food stalls on the main road, you can wait to grab a bus to Kota Kinabalu - extra handy!

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    Reviewed by baggywiggles

    3 night stay in mountain lodge

    Reviewed Sep 12, 2011
    by (2 reviews) , Ireland Flag of Ireland

    Great breakfast every morning and Leo and the team are very friendly and helpful when advising on Kinabalu climb and national park trails. Side road there is a little tricky with bags!

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    Reviewed by marcello83

    nice silent lodge in the Rainforst

    Reviewed Jan 12, 2011
    by (5 reviews) , Germany Flag of Germany

    I enjoyed my time there, walked a little bit in the jungle. Room was ok. The view from the balcony awesome.

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Kinabalu Mountain Lodge Kota Kinabalu

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

    Travel Blogs from Kota Kinabalu

    Up, up, WOW!! then down, down, down, down, down..

    A travel blog entry by pcandjd on Jan 21, 2015

    59 photos

    To avoid an unsavoury 5am start from KK, we decided that the best plan was to make our way to Mt Kinabalu the day before starting the climb.

    The trip there was uneventful other than getting out of the taxi at the bus terminal and having 7-8 guys crowding around looking to take the bags from the taxi and usher us to their bus company. The …

    Kinabalu National Park 2/1/15-3/1/15

    A travel blog entry by vikkiandchris on Jan 02, 2015

    12 photos

    Kinabalu National Park is 2 hours inland from KK and we got there by mini bus which took us higher and higher through the hills. We were staying at Kinabalu Mountain Lodge which was situated 1km off the main road where the minibus dropped us off. The morning had rained as heavily as the previous day but luckily for us, it subsided just as the bus …

    A Traditional Borneo Homestay

    A travel blog entry by fchircop64 on Sep 06, 2015

    4 comments, 7 photos

    ... t need to leave the hotel till 10am, so my room mate and I went up to the lookout again, then wandered the Sunday craft market. A cage full of live toads was the most interesting find. Eek.

    We loaded into 3 mini vans and headed out of town, stopping at a local village market on the way, for some interesting snacks. Pandan flavoured little pancakes and 'net' biscuits. They were little noodle pads which had been deep fried and sugared. Quite yummy but def not ...

    Alternate Beach

    A travel blog entry by kenandallan on Feb 17, 2015

    6 photos

    ... main restaurant which, for Chinese New Year, was serving a buffet. As we didn't want the buffet, earlier in the day we had put in a request for a three course meal. The chef obliged our request and we were all excited...that was until five large plates of food arrived at our table, including a lamb dish, two beef dishes, green beans and lobster tails. How could we possibly eat this much food, and ...

    Hot springs

    A travel blog entry by bubblyb23 on Dec 29, 2014

    4 photos

    ... lane in each direction with lots of bends. Quite a hectic ride, I ensure my seat belt is on, Along the way we see km's of Palm oil plantations - the scourge of this country. It is unfortunate to see, but one has to understand in the past this was the only source of income. From what I have learnt since arriving are there are now programs in place to ensure this does not continue and the aim is ...

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